NCH chairman Gerry Kearney, Minister of State Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, Minister for Arts Heather Humphreys and NCH chief executive Simon Taylor with Martin Hayes (fiddle) and Dennis Cahill (guitar) at the launch of Imagining Home

Last week the National Concert Hall announced a series of seven concerts under the title Imagining Home. The venture, which will run through Easter(...)

Ireland’s Jonathan Walters celebrates scoring the second  goal at the Aviva on Monday night. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

On a clear night in Dublin, only the noise was white. But a raucously celebrated 2-0 victory over Bosnia (3-1 on aggregate) means that, after beginnin(...)

David Schneider, co-founder of That Lot, speaks during Day 3 of the 2015 Web Summit in the RDS. Photograph: Sportsfile

How have digital platforms, from the web to Twitter, changed satire? In a wide-ranging talk on the subject on the Centre Stage of the Web Summit, the (...)

Detail from the poster  for the Charlie Chaplin film ‘A Dog’s Life’ sold for £37,500

Rare Charlies Chaplin film posters were among the highlights in an auction at Bonhams in London last week entitled ‘Richard Attenborough: A Life Both (...)

Roses arrive into the Dome in Tralee as Dathi Takes to the stage. Photograph: Domnick Walsh / Eye Focus LTD

Meath Rose and cancer survivor Elysha Brennan was last night crowned Rose of Tralee winner 2015. “Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart,” was (...)

The Giant’s Causeway in Co Antrim was the top ranked Irish sight on the Lonely Planet’s list of must-see destinations worldwide. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

Six Irish attractions have made it onto a list of the world’s top 500 must-see sights of all time, compiled by guidebook publisher Lonely Planet. (...)

Lonely, alcoholic, incontinent, arthritic, confined to a wheelchair in the Hollywood Hills and listening tearfully to tapes of his dead partner, Howar(...)

 Amateur Paul Dunne of Ireland tees off on the 6th hole during the final round of the 144th Open Championship at The Old Course i in St Andrews, Scotland. Photo:  Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

A step too far, but bravely taken. As Oscar Wilde once put it, “experience is the name everyone gives to his mistakes.” The playwright didn’t have g(...)

Dear Oscar. He could not resist a clever pun. Then he did say, “I can resist everything but temptation.” In his play The Important of Being Earnest Os(...)

Jenny Erpenbeck was born in East Berlin in 1967. She is the author of several works of fiction, including The Book of Words (2007) and Visitation ((...)